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Report about Harry Sissen

The Yorkshire parrot breeder will face trial on November 19 for illegally importing nine Macaws

This week there was a report in Cage & Aviary Birds, a U.K weekly with a circulation of 30,000+, about Harry Sissen, the well-known Yorkshire parrot breeder, who will face trial on November 19 for illegally importing three Lear's Macaws as well as six Blue-headed macaws (Ara couloni)and illegally selling birds. Sissen, who worked closely with the World Parrot Trust as its " Hyacinthine Macaw expert", had his premises raided in April 1998 by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise, the British customs authority. Some 120 parrots were removed for DNA testing and investigation. If found guilty on the charges, steps will then be taken to return the Lear's Macaws to Brazil, where they belong.


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